It’s easy to do a cast list for Invaders because at least half the characters actually ARE a cast—in that amateur-but-very-publicized play Frank and Katia have to join. The others are people like parents who bring them to the theater; directors who put on the play; and audience members who come for the action-packed premiere in the final chapters. Only Katia’s aunt and uncle have no tie to the play and even they do mention it when reconnecting with her family (warning, do not reconnect with relatives who live near the city leader and have never wanted to talk to you before!)
And there will be more updates.
Pleasant Fiction in an Age of Noise
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When I set about defining my books, I wanted them to be positive places where a gentleness emanated from the pages. A hopeful safety lies in gentleness and there's also an honesty to it. A whirlwind of pushy book blurbs and hot characters (or whatever type character the author wants you to admire) can conceal a reality underneath. A quiet--possibly even lurking--reality that's more visible if you dial down the volume. That lurking reality isn't necessarily bad, but like anything quiet, it gets drowned out by conflict and angst. Peaceful fiction can help explore the truth that noisy books ignore.
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